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billy the kid

Unlike the discoverer of what purportedly is an amazing image of Billy the Kid, we can't purport to have the “holy grail” of any new photographs. What we do have is an amazing story by a cowboy who was ambushed in the Pecos Valley after legendary lawman Pat Garrett asked for assistance. In The Gruene Cowboy, Fred E. Sutton writes about how he, another cowboy, and Garrett approached a house where Billy and his gang were holed up. There, “we found as tough a bunch of outlaws, gunfighters, and cattle thieves as ever infested a country, or were ever congregated in a space of that size.”

See p. 34 of The Gruene Cowboy to find out how Sutton lived to reminisce about this incredible experience of historic significance.